de.com now available

May 10, 2001 - With over four million dot de domain names registered in Germany, CentralNic, the leading global domain name registry has provided a solution to ease the shortage of desirable domain names by introducing de.com.

The suffix, which is the 18th in UK-based CentralNic's portfolio, will provide millions of new names for the German market, which is one of the biggest and fastest expanding on the Internet.

Already a number of German registrars have shown a keen interest in becoming VAR's for de.com as they can see the valuable potential of this domain name. One of the first companies to offer de.com is Corpex Internet GmbH, a leading business-to-business full service Internet provider based in Hamburg.

Commenting on the provision of de.com, Philipp Gaschutz, Managing Director of Corpex Internet GmbH said "In the overladen .com and .de domain name market, it is often difficult to register an appealing name for a customer which has not yet been taken."

"The introduction of de.com will provide a perfect solution, not only for those whose domain is already taken, but also because .de.com reflects both, an international and local nature of a business."

A spokesperson for CentralNic said "When the company launched eu.com last June, it registered more than 10,000 domain names in the first month and it is expected that de.com will generate a similar response."

"The UK has benefited from a choice of domain names including co.uk or uk.com for many years and consumers expect to have this choice. The introduction of de.com to Germany is an entirely new concept and we expect this to open up a whole new segment of the market for the benefit of users and registrars alike."